Halifax Urban Folk Festival Presents: Don McGlashan

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Don McGlashan - General Admissionshow details + $23.00 (CAD)*  

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  • June 15, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Every once in a long while, circumstances deliver a world-class act to us that can’t be denied. In this case, Don McGlashan, from New Zealand, is spending time in the province and the Halifax Urban Folk Festival is proud to present him at The Carleton on Wednesday, June 15th. You may remember his band, The Mutton Birds, from the ’90s (we sure do). Show time for this special show is 7 PM and tickets are $20 advanced/$25 at the door.

Don’s latest solo effort – Bright November Morning – went to #1 in his home country.

***If you want to sit with others who have purchased their tickets separately, please email reservations@thecarleton.ca with the names***

Don McGlashan is one of New Zealand’s best known and highly regarded songwriters.

With Ross Burge, Alan Gregg and David Long, Don formed The Mutton Birds in 1991, and was singer and main songwriter for the ten years the group existed. They released 4 NZ top ten albums, including two platinum, and two top five singles, one of them (The Heater) a No. 1. The group won Best Album, Best Single and Best Group in the 1993 NZ Music Awards.  His song Anchor Me won the A.P.R.A Silver Scroll, New Zealand’s top songwriting award,  in 1994. The group signed to Virgin records UK in 1995, and lived in London for four years, touring all over the world. The Mutton Birds’ album, Envy Of Angels (1997), made the U.K. Sunday Times ten best records of the year list.

In 2006 song, Bathe In The River, sung by Hollie Smith, won Don a second Silver Scroll in 2006, and has became one of the New Zealand’s biggest singles of all time.

In 2008 he  toured the USA and Europe with Crowded House as the opening act and guest musician within the band.

In 2009 he was part of Seven Worlds Collide, a collaboration with musicians including Neil FinnJohnny Marr and members of Wilco and  Radiohead, and he also released his second solo album Marvellous Year with his band The Seven Sisters.

In 2015 McGlashan released his third solo album: Lucky Stars, which has been his most successful record since his hits with The Mutton Birds, going top five on the NZ charts, receiving 5 stars in The NZ Herald, and 4 1/2 stars in The Sydney Morning Herald.